bwestwrote a review of Bataleon Whatever Snowboard on October 24, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got the 2012 model at the start of the year last year and i couldnt have been more disappointed with the ride quality, the boat shape on the tip and tail are a pain in the ass when you try to traverse anything as the nose catches the upslope and causes you to sketch out. It also felt super sketchy at high speeds and you couldnt ride flat on it ever without feeling like you were going to die. It was so unbearable that I sent it back. I could see it being an ok park board but thats about it.
I rode it reluctantly for a whole season at whistler and mt baker thinking i had to get used to the shape. After 25 rides still hate it.